Action Alert


The Adrian Dominican Sisters have long been engaged, individually and communally, in efforts to protect the integrity of creation and bring about a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinates these efforts by bringing to light injustices and recommending ways to take action.


Action Alert

Immigration

Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Director of the Office of Immigration Assistance, provided an update on current immigration issues on May 14, 2018.

The Dreamers are still without a permanent solution. Congress has failed to act and pass a clean Dream Act. In fact, it seems as if Congress and the President are all using DACA recipients as “pawns” and play political games with their lives and future. Take action and call your legislators and urge them to protect the Dreamers from deportation. Go to Network for call-in information. 

 


March for Our Lives on the Road to Change



This summer follow the students of March For Our Lives on the Road to Change – a bus tour that will stop at 50 different places across the country. Their goal is to register people to vote, especially the  eligible youth of America. The aim is to elect leader to go to Congress to solve the problem of gun violence in this country. No longer is it acceptable to say that nothing can change or sensible gun control laws are impossible. Join with the students who will begin their bus tour in Chicago on June 15th.

How can you join the Road to Change?



100 Days of Prayer



Click here to view the second series of 100 Days of Prayer designed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

 


Greening My Footprint



Click here to view a PDF of Greening My Footprint, a monthly email in English and Spanish that offers ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

 


National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT)


 

June is Torture Awareness Month: Learn, Pray, Act to End Torture

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is a membership organization committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Since its formation in January 2006, more than 300 religious organizations have joined NRCAT, including representatives from the Catholic, evangelical Christian, mainline Protestant, Unitarian Universalist, Quaker, Orthodox Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhist, and Sikh communities. Members include national denominations and faith groups, regional organizations and local congregations.

  • June Peace Prayer: Each Tuesday, people gather in Holy Rosary Chapel to pray for peace. During the month of June, we will pray to end torture and gun violence. Join us via live stream or in person. 

  • To learn more about National Torture Awareness Month, click here.  

  • Check the Congressional Scorecard and call or write your Representative and Senators and let them know if you approve of their voting or urge them to vote against legislation that condone torture. 




Human Trafficking



  • Click here to hear Attorney General Sessions recent remarks at the Human Trafficking Summit held by the Justice Department.

  • What is the Federal Government doing to prevent human trafficking? To learn about anti-trafficking efforts, click here.

  • Children in foster care can become easy prey for human traffickers. Click here to learn more.

  • Read the June issue of Stop Trafficking

 


 

Poverty in America


 

 

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Learn the fundamental principles of the Poor People’s Campaign.

Find out if there is a Poor People’s Campaign Chapter in your state: Google Poor People’s Campaign plus your city or state.

Read about the campaign’s A Moral Agenda Based On Fundamental Rights.

Forty Days of Action
Beginning on Sunday, May 13th, all across the nation, individuals and organizations will participate in 40 days of moral resistance. Look for announcements in your area or join the campaign. Here are the themes for each week during the 40 days and important events:

  • Week 3 (May 27-June 2) - The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence

  • Week 4 (June 3-9) - The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet: Ecological Devastation and Healthcare

  • Week 5 (June 10-16) - Everybody’s Got the Right To Live: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, and Housing

  • Week 6 (June 17-23) - A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative

  • Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. EDT - Global Day of Solidarity and Sending Forth Call to Action Mass Rally in Washington, D.C.

  • Attend a Monday rally at your state capital